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Angola’s president squanders his early goodwill

Angolans lose faith in João Lourenço as the economy tanks and corruption persists

Angola’s dos Santos family empire in the firing line

Law enforcement agencies are cracking down on the high profile family of former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, accused of plundering revenues from...

Africa’s  ‘dinosaurs’ are dying out

Countries in political transition have very little time in which to deliver socioeconomic and political change

Angola bets on largest-ever offshore oil investment

Angola was badly hit by the oil-price plunge in 2014

Angola: The fall of the Dos Santos clan

One year ago, the Dos Santos family handed the Angolan presidency over to João Lourenço. Now the ex-president's son has been arrested

Lourenço’s first year: Angola’s transitional politics

João Lourenço’s first year in office has been marked by notable reforms. If ordinary Angolans are to benefit this momentum must continue

Angola’s ex president steps down as party chief

The passing of the baton between the two men is the climax of a handover marked by barely disguised friction

Angola: Ex-president’s son planned to steal $1.5-billion

Jose Filomeno dos Santos planned to siphon off $1.5-billion when he ran Luanda's sovereign wealth fund, government says.

Dos Santos’s son charged with fraud

Jose Filomeno dos Santos has been accused of the illegal transfer of $500-million when he was the head of the country's sovereign wealth fund

The silver lining in Ali Bongo’s power grab in Gabon

The country's constitutional changes mirror tre​nds where incumbents have tinkered with their constitutions, but change will come

Angola’s Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies

Lourenco's manoeuvering against the nepotistical vestiges of Angola's last president began in November with the toppling of Isabel dos Santos

Angolan leader denies tensions with predecessor despite clean-up campaign

In November, within three months of taking control of Angola, Lourenco sacked dos Santos's daughter — Africa's richest woman

Mixed outlook for Africa in 2018

The leaders for life will face challenges. Debt levels and servicing costs will plague governments. And conflict hotspots won’t cool down

Angola oil giant probes Isabel dos Santos graft claims

In recent weeks, several Angolan media outfits have accused dos Santos of ordering suspect transfers and payments worth tens of millions of dollars.

As skittles topple in Zim and Angola, is Zuma navel-gazing?

'At times like this, the city’s charm wears thin. Durban might as well be in Mongolia. Or Zimbabwe'

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